Staffordshire Poet Laureate

Staffordshire County Council through Libraries and Arts support the role of Staffordshire Poet Laureate.

The Staffordshire Poet Laureate is expected to initiate poetry events and establish new poetry groups across Staffordshire. The Laureate also acts as an ambassador for Staffordshire, promoting attractions, events and items that are specifically recognised as being associated with Staffordshire.

2019-21 Mel Woodend
2017-19 Emily Rose Galvin
2015-17 Bert Flitcroft
2014-15 Gary Longden
2013-14 Tom Wyre
2012-13 Mal Dewhirst

The Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate is an initiative aimed at showcasing the creative writing skills of 14-18 year olds across the county.


Further information about the post and forthcoming events will be posted here on & through Poet’s own blogs. For more information in the meantime, contact the Libraries & Arts Service;

Alan Medway, Library Service Operations Manager|Tel 01785 278388


Staffordshire Libraries & Arts Service

Staffordshire County Council

Arts Connected

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